Gemma Doyle

Gemma Doyle

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

This young singer/songwriter has the sound of an angel- Her smooth vocals and ability to weave words into original lyrics sets her apart. With an easy listening style crossing from alt-country to contempory, it makes for a great sound, something different, something new.

Biography

From first listen Gemma Doyle’s smooth vocal tone sounds way beyond her years. Her love for music started young, emulating her great grandmother who was an entertainer during the war years and sang with “The Glen Miller Band” in Queensland.
Gemma first went into the recording studio at fourteen years of age to record her EP Crying Game which went onto win EP Award of the Year 2002. After the huge response from her first release Gemma recorded her first album “TWISTS & TURNS” releasing it in September 2002.
The album release saw Gemma gain several Top 10 nominations in the 2003 Golden Guitar awards, a Top 5 nomination in the People’s choice Award’s, and a finalist berth in the Independent Country Music Awards for rising female star.
Gemma spent most of 2004 touring eastern Australia, allowing her to experience life on the road. Being selected as one of nine emerging artists out of 1200 applicants to perform at Queensland’s Woodford Folk Festival became the highlight of the year.
In 2005 this young singer/songwriter was selected as one of nine showcase artists to perform at the Australian International Music Market, held in Brisbane. Gemma commented “Being able to play in front of an overseas crowd is a daunting but very positive experience, it’s opened up my eyes and I can’t wait to play outside of Australia now”.
Gemma has now released her second album "Nothing" and already it has gained her more recognition. One of her songs "All I want is Tonight" made it into the third round of the International Song writing Competition which is a huge acheivement considering it is judged from over 15,000 entries. "Permission to Breathe" the first single released charted in the Top 30 CMC charts and is now a finalsit in the 2007 Golden Guitar Awards- Australia. "Again" is the latest single to hit the airwaves and has been described as her best yet.
Achievements:
#At fourteen, wrote and recorded EP ‘Crying Game’ which went onto win Ep of the Year 2002
#At sixteen, wrote and recorded debut Album “Twists and Turns”
#Top Ten finalist in three sections of 2003 Golden Guitar Awards
#Finalist in ACMLA Peoples Choice Awards 2003
#2003- was nominated in Golden Saddle Awards
#2003- Finalist in Independent Country Music Awards for Rising Female Star
#2004- Toured extensively and chosen to perform at Woodford Folk Festival as one of the emerging artist in the Chrysalis Series
#2005- Chosen to perform at the Australian International Music Market
#2006- Released second album "Nothing"
#2007-Golden Guitar Finalist in the CMAA Awards Australia

Lyrics

Ladder

Written By: Gemma Doyle

Take me down to the
Place you want to be
I can feel the sun
Feel the sand but where's
the sea
I don't wanna be here
Don't leave me here
You could fill a room
More than twice
Take them on and still
Win the fight
But I don't think that's wise
You wanna keep your pride

WHATEVER CHOOSES YOU
WHATEVER LOSES YOU
THAT'S YOUR LINE
DON'T BRING ME DOWN
DON'T BRING ME ROUND
TO WASTE MY TIME

You down the glass
Say it's nice
Tell some jokes then change
Your mind
That hand you play
No one feels the same
So what happens to you
When you're all all alone
Do you drop the act or just
Play on
I'm not your fool
You're not that cool

CHORUS
INSTRUMENTAL
CHORUS

Discography

EP: ‘Crying Game” released 2002 released single ‘Crying Game’

Album: ‘Twists & Turns’ 2002
Singles released off album 2003:
‘It’s all I’ve Ever Known’
‘Twists & Turns’- Video clip
‘Through the Lost Highway’ – Top 30 chart
‘The Rain Has Come Again’

Single: April 2006 “Permission to Breathe’
May 2006 Video Clip ‘Permission to Breathe’
November 2006 'NOTHING" new album release

2007- Singles released off "Nothing"
Permission to Breathe- Golden Guitar finalist
Top 30 CMC Chart
Sunscreen Finalist
Again-

Set List

This depends on what type of gig it is. I mainly like to do my own original music.
Original Sets: from 20 mins to 1 hour.
Original and Cover Sets: Anywhere up to four hours.
Typical cover songs that I would do are:
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Diamonds on the Inside- Bed Harper
Somebody like You- Keith Urban
You better be Home soon- Crowded House
Sweet Home Alabama- Lynard Skynard
Who Will Save your Soul- Jewel
Time of Your Life- Greenday
Wide Open Spaces- Dixie Chicks
Etc: